Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy (Dip. HCT) Level 5

We have recently undergone many changes to the format, layout and content of the course and teaching patterns too. Our course is run by a Student Management Website. The following information should answer most of your questions: 

Who is Hijama Nation Association?

Brother Muddassar Raja (BSc) and Sister Umm Amaar (BA Hons) are a Husband & Wife team and the Co-founders of Hijama Nation Association, UK. They offer an Online Accredited Higher Level 5 Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy (Dip.HCT) and have 100's of students all over the world. They also offer Hijama treatments, consultations and workshops to promote knowledge about this ancient Islamic healing art.

The Association is a Professional Body and has a register of certified and insured Hijama Practitioners.

It is a member of the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT) in the UK which works with the Federal Regulatory Council and UK government.

It also adheres to a strict code of ethics, policies and procedures, complaints and disciplinary procedures.

Members of HNA can become members of www.GRCCT.org

What are Course Instructors qualifications?

We have a team of practitioners who specialize in Blood Analysis, Ruqyah, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Naturopathic Medicine. Our team has taken several Hijama Courses with various colleges and have years of combined experience of practicing Hijama.
Our team is always updating with new information regarding Hijama by studying courses and collaborating with other practitioners. Hence, our team is well rounded in Natural and Alternative medicine and well equipped to teach Hijama.

Why choose Hijama Nation Association's Accredited Higher Level 5 Diploma?

  • Our course is an Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy (Dip.HCT). It is fully comprehensive and certifies students to Practitioner Level. 
  • It is a Level 5 Course which is 36 credits. There are 400 hours of total study time inclding practical and theory. 
  • Our course is a recognized Core Therapy Qualification by GRCCT.
  • We are members of and regulated by GRCCT.
  • We have the highest of standards and teach our students to maintain them. We cover the History of Cupping, Physiology and Anatomy, Best Practices and practical applications of Hijama. But most importantly, we cover Islamic Medicine in great detail. Our course is set apart from our competitors because of our Hijamaology Unit. This covers Prophetic Medicine, Islamic Medical History and the Lunar Cycle, which other courses do not cover.
  • Unlike other courses, there are no hidden costs and students pay everything up front with no hidden fees.
  • Unlike other courses, we do offer a 60 day money back guarantee if they cannot continue with the course or are unsatisfied with the course material.
  • The course is very reasonably priced for an Accredited Higher Level 5 Diploma Course and students get excellent value for money in the course content material and customer service.
  • We provide excellent customer service and student support during studies and post graduation.
  • Our instructors are knowledgeable, experienced and easily accessible.

How long is the course?

The course is a self-paced and flexible. On average, it can take up to 1 year. It is 400 hours of study time.If someone wants to finish it in 3 months, they can and if someone wanted to take longer than 6 months, they can do that as well. There are no deadlines for exams or coursework.

When does it start?

Enrolment is open all year as the course is flexible and online. You can register at any time at: www.HijamaCertification.com.

How does this online course work?

The whole course is studied online, via the website. Once the student has registered on the website and paid the tuition fees, they have access to the course materials. They then study the course material and take the online quizzes. Once all of these are completed, the student can start case studies. When these are complete, they submit their coursework to Tutors. The Practical Class can be taken at any time for UK students. For international studnets, it is after they have completed all the theory modules. They also take their final practical exam in person or via video recording or Skype. The students have full access to course tutors via email, phone and text.

Do I need to attend practical training?

UK students are required to attend the one day practical training class. These are held about throughout year at Hijama Nation Academy in Birmingham, UK. International students are welcome to attend if they are able to. However, if they cannot, then we still provide them with recordings of the practical training. We also provide live skype sessions for whoever needs it. Any enrolled can attend at any time and it does not matter which stage of the course they are at.

Are the classes mixed and who teaches them?

The classes are strictly segregated. Male students are taught by male staff in a separate room and female students are taught by a female staff member in a separate room.

Do we need to bring someone with us to do the practical training on?

No, you do the practical training on a fellow student who will be your assigned partner for the day.

How can I learn the practical application of Hijama Cupping Therapy online?

Most of the training for the course is theory, which gets you ready for the practical. Once you are ready, we teach you practical techniques through a live practical session, video demonstrations and live skype sessions. Once you have done your practical, you perform 50 hrs of case studies, where you treat 5 patients and do total of 6 sessions on each patient. This system has worked for 100's of our international students as you can see in the videos on the course page.

Does the online model really work?

Yes! We have many successful graduates within and outside the U.K. We have had a lot of positive feedback from students who are very satisfied with their course of study. They have learned the skill of performing Hijama and are now practicing and helping revive the sunnah.

Are there any prerequisites or requirements to enroll on this course?

No. The course is fully comprehensive and Practitioner level. So we teach Physiology and Anatomy, Best Practices and First Aid. You do not need a medical background, although it is an advantage. However, students should be able to read and understand English at a proficient level, as the course is intensive and online quizzes can be challenging for foreign students. We do facilitate foreign students and provide them with much needed support.

Is the course offered to international students?

Yes. The course is online and therefore, global. Our goal is to have this training available where no other training of Hijama is available locally.

Can foreign students apply?

Yes, as long as they can read and understand English to a satisfactory level. The course is intensive. The purpose behind online model is so that everyone in the world can have access to it.

Is this Accredited Diploma Course recognized in other countries?

This Accredited Higher Diploma Course  may not be recognized in other countries. It is a Level 5 Equivalent. But it is full recognized and accredited in the UK. It is the applicant's responsibility to check with their own government about the rules and regulations regarding Hijama Cupping Therapy.

How do I apply?


How much are the fees?


  • 15% off for £828.50 in one payment.
  • Partner Discount- £657 each-Pay £1314.00 in one payment.
  • £975 in 4 monthly payments of £243.00.

Check the website for sales through the year.

Are there any other hidden costs, fees or charges?

We don't have any hidden costs. Everything is included in the fee up front. We do not have a registration fee or any surprise charges such as practical training fees or practical exam fees. Online quizzes and retakes are free. Only hijama practical retake exams are £75. 

Please note: We do NOT provide equipment. Students must purchase Hijama Supplies themselves.

How do I pay the tuition fees?

You pay online via credit or debit card through www.Paypal.com when you register on the student website: www.HijamaCertification.com.

If you are paying in instalments, then the money will be taken automatically by Paypal monthly. You do not need to have your own Paypal account, as you can pay by debit or credit card.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept online methods of payment via paypal, credit and debit card. We also accept bank transfers and money transfers.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, all students are offered monthly installment plans to make it easy for you. We also offer regular promotional offers throughout the year with large discounts.

What will I learn on the course?


  • 1. What is Cupping Therapy
  • 2. Hijamaology
  • 3. Types of Cupping Therapy
  • 4. Modern Equipment
  • 5. History of Cupping Equipment
  • 6. History of general Cupping Therapy
  • 7. History of Hijama Cupping Therapy
  • 8. How does Hijama work?
  • 9. Benefits of Hijama
  • 10. Online End of Unit Quiz


  • 1. Islamic Medicine and Humoral Pathology
  • 2. Introduction to Ruqyah
  • 3. Hijamaology
  • 4. Hijamaology and the Lunar Cycle
  • 5. Online End of Unit Quiz


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Vital Organs of the Human Body
  • 3. Glands of the Human Body
  • 4. Systems of the Human Body
  • 5. Functions of blood
  • 6. Online End of Unit Quiz


  • 1. Patient Care
  • 2. Self Care
  • 3. Health, hygiene and Safety Procedures
  • 4. Business Practice
  • 5. Online End of Unit Quiz


  • 1. Hijama Points Theory
  • 2. Cupping Therapy PROCEDURES
  • 3. Instructional videos & Presentations
  • 4. Online End of Unit Quiz


  • 1. Ordering Supplies
  • 2. Case Study Preparation
  • 3. Medical forms
  • 4. 5 Case Studies Medical consultations
  • 5. Case Study Procedures & Treatment Plans
  • 6. Video and Presentation Series

CASE STUDIES Guidelines: 6-8 weeks long.

You have to get your documents ready for your case studies. You will design a medical history form and actually interview 5 case studies that they have chosen. Students will be marked on the design of their form, as well as the actual medical consultations that they carry out. Case studies are the coursework part of this course and contribute towards the final grades. Students must dedicate 100 hours toward case studies, ie; they should treat 5 patients x6 sessions each.

Final Practical Exam:

Practical assessment will be either live in person, or skype session or a video recording. We will assessing the room setup, equipment setup, patient consultation, treatment plan, incision techniques, wiping techniques, patient care, cleaning up, after care etc.

What exams do I have to take?

You have to take:
  • End of unit online Multiple Choice Quizzes
  • Final Practical exam (live or via video)
  • Final case studies coursework

How is my work marked and graded?

  • The End of Unit Online Multiple Choice quizzes give your results immediately.
  • Your course works are all marked as pass/fail.
  • You receive an overall grade when your exams and coursework marks are collated at the end of the course.
  • Distinction: 90-100%
  • Merit: 80-89%
  • Pass: 70-79%
  • Fail: 69% and below

When do I get my Diploma?

As soon as your work has been marked, and you pass, you will be informed by email. Then you must obtain insurance if you are in the UK. Your certificates will then  be mailed to you. This includes your Accredited Higher Diploma Certification for Hijama Practice, as well as a Record of Achievement which features all your types and hours of training.

Are there any extra shipping costs or charges?

Yes, there is a £10 postage fee for Special delivery. All certificates are shipped by standard Royal Mail. Duplicates are £10.00.

What student support is available?

  • We provide one-on-one care via email, phone, text and in person if the students are local to us. Students can contact us at anytime during office hours. We do not work in evenings, weekends, national UK holidays and Islamic Holidays.
  • Students are requested to keep international time differences in mind when contacting us. We always try respond to students within 24 hrs.

What will my formal qualification be after graduation?

This Accredited Diploma is a Core Therapy Qualification. You will be awarded with a Dip. HCT qualification.

You will earn the title of: Certified Hijama Practitioner (CHP). You will be able to open up your clinic in U.K and other parts of the world (check with your own locality) or have a mobile clinic service. You will be able to attain insurance to cover your Hijama Practice. You will be able to become member of www.GRCCT.org.

Do you provide post-graduate support?

Yes. Upon graduation, you will receive a comprehensive information pack which provides post-graduate support. It contains everything from practical business advice, memberships, do's and don'ts and what to do next after graduation.

Can I still get support from Hijama Nation after graduation?

Yes. We are happy to help our graduates in every way possible way and provide free advice and support. We like to keep in touch with graduates so we can track of ongoing research, experience and case studies.

What are the job opportunities after graduation?

In the UK, CHP's are legally able to perform Hijama Cupping Therapy commercially and on the public. CHP's can become:

  • Self employed and work at home, hire a space in a clinic or health centre or do mobile work with home visits. (They must obtain the relevant licenses, permissions from the local authority, insurance coverage bodies, bank, mortgage companies etc).
  • Set up their own clinic.
  • Teach, train and do workshops, seminars and webinars.

How do I become a Course Instructor?

Our Course Instructor Program is an exclusive course, which we only offer to our students at our own discretion. The applicant must be a certified CHP from Hijama Nation Association, have received a Distinction and have outstanding performance, attitude and knowledge to qualify.

How can we network with other Students and Graduate Practitioners?


  • We have an exclusive Google group for current and postgraduate students to network with each other, where they can ask questions, share knowledge and learn from each other.
  • We have Student groups on Facebook.


What services does Hijama Nation Assocaition provide?

Membership-you can advertize your services on our website.

Continued Professional Development (CPD) are a requirement.

Training, treatments, consultations, workshops, lectures, seminars and webinars.

How do I obtain Insurance?

Upon graduation, students can get insurance ocverage. Payment is made directly to Balens. Our students get a discount from our insurance providers;

Westminster Indemnity Ltd & BGI UK

Can I join the HNA and become a Registered Member?

Yes. Once you have graduated, you can apply and pay to become a Registered Member. This means you will be featured on our webiste on the first UK National Register of Certified Hijama Practitioners (CHP) who are fully qualified and  insured. You will get a membership certificate, can use our logo on your website and get discounts on Continued Professional Development (CPD) classes (an annual requirement).

Can I join any other Organisations through HNA?

Yes, as a HNA graduate member, you are entitled to join:
The General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (www.GRCCT.org), UK
Pastoral Medical Association (www.pmai.us), USA (Discounted Price) .
With PMA, you will get a license to practice in USA, Canada and internationally on religious grounds.

Are there any Certified Hijama Practitioners near me?

Please check our International Register of Certified Hijama Practitioners

Are there any other fees during studies or after graduation ?

Yes, we charge £10 admin fee per item for documents such as references, employment or benefit letters, duplicate certificates (scanned or hard copy), letters to embassies for visa applications and so on.